This enzyme belongs to the family of oxidoreductases, specifically those acting on the CH-OH group of donor with NAD+ or NADP+ as acceptor. The systematic name of this enzyme class is (S)-malate:NAD+ oxidoreductase (oxaloacetate-decarboxylating). Other names in common use include malic enzyme, pyruvic-malic carboxylase, NAD+-specific malic enzyme, NAD+-malic enzyme, and NAD+-linked malic enzyme. This enzyme participates in pyruvate metabolism.
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